84497 - Medical Ethics

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

Learning outcomes

Discuss the Code of Medical Ethics’ principles and related duties towards patients and collegues. Discuss and critique ethical and legal apects of end-of-life decisions in intensive care and other settings.

Course contents

What is bioethics.

Deductive and inductive arguments.

The medical ethics' principles.

The informed choice and the advance care planning

Ethical issues in end of life care

The ethics of the research


Scientific references on PubMed

Documentes from the Italian Committee for Bioethics (ICB)

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with PowerPoint slides 

Discussion by focus group.

Assessment methods

Written exam consisting of multiple choice questions.

The test includes 32 questions (4 available aswers, only one is correct). When all the questions are answered correctly the final score will be 30,cum laude.

When 30 questions are answered the final score will be 30.

The score of each question is 1.

No penalty for wrong answer.

Teaching tools

Slides and video

Office hours

See the website of Arianna Giorgetti


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.